$207 / night
Total guests, Nights

Senraku - Beautifully Restored House in Central Kyoto! - Free WiFi – Home 4316187 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Senraku - Beautifully Restored House in Central Kyoto! - Free WiFi – Home 4316187

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


The renovation of Senraku House located in downtown Kyoto was completed in Spring 2011. Now, modern convenience has been added to its history of the house.

This small Traditional Japanese House is on a quiet lane-way in a very convenient area in Kyoto: 24HR convenience stores, 24HR supermarket, cafés, bakeries, IZAKAYA, restaurants, banks, department-stores, drug stores, a rent-a-cycle (bicycle-rental) shop, a rent-a-car office, Sento (a type of traditional Japanese communal bath house), hospital, and everything you need are close by.

Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, and Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade are within a short walking distance, and from the train station which is less than 10 minute walk away from the house, you can visit and see numerous historic sites in Kyoto: such as Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion), Heian Shrine, Ginkaku-ji, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple, Gion Geisha District, Yasaka Shrine, and Arashiyama.

Location! Location! Location!: Senraku House is located in Central Kyoto: Visiting beautiful historic sites in Kyoto is very easy from the house. You can even take a day trip to Nara, another old capital of Japan, to Ohara, an old nature reserved area with temples, hot springs and unique small shops, and to other cities like Osaka, Kobe from its prime location of Sen-Raku House.

Gion Festival: During the Gion Festival in July, one of the three major festivals of Japan, the House becomes part of the festivities. One of the prime locations of the Gion Festival is only a minute away.

Living in Kyoto!, not Visiting Kyoto!!: The house has well-appointed kitchen, laundry machine, high-speed internet connection with laptop computer, and 32 inch flat screen TV; so you can experience “Living in Kyoto” , not “Visiting Kyoto” at Senraku House.

Kyoto Accommodation Tax: Please note that Kyoto Accommodation Tax (200 yen per night per guest) are not included in the rate listed. We will send you the invoice for the tax once a reservation is made.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 4 Twin beds
  • 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The closest bus stop is only 3 minute walk from the house. Kyoto station is about 10 minute taxi ride from the house.

Interaction with guest

Upon request, we can offer some advice on how to enjoy Kyoto.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

No smoking


About the owner

Thomas N.

Tourist License

Calendar last updated:
05 Jan 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





20 reviews

Very Good

“Vivez la vie japonaise dans ce petit bijou en centre-ville”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2019

Cette exquise petite maison de ville a été décorée merveilleusement et avec plein de détails de charme pour vous faire vivre une expérience authentique de la … More

“Amazing stay in Kyoto”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2018

A really special place to stay in Kyoto. Great location close to the main area - the apartment is presented beautifully and Rieko the host was incredibly welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend, parti… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your recommendation and kind words. Hope to see you again.

“Home away from home in Kyoto”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at Senraku during Cherry Blossom season in beautiful Kyoto. Rieko provided all the information we needed before and during our stay and was very responsive to… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your review of Senraku. We try to make everyones stay a memorable as possible, with easy instructions on how to use items around the house and by providing local information that is useful to our guest. Thank you for taking advantage of Rieko's concierge skills. She was delighted to help you with your dinning and transportation needs. Hope to see you again.

“Pristine, Excellent location, Gracious service”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2017

I was in Japan 3 1/2 weeks staying at a combination of ryokans and hotels. The stay at this house was one of our favorites and the most memorable. The owner met us upon arrival to orient and show us… More

Response from the owner Thank you for the excellent review of Senraku. It is all about location and Senraku is located conveniently in Kyoto. We have many compliments about the bedding (Japanese futon). Just to let you know there are the same ones used at top ryokans in Kyoto. Even a Michelin stared ryokan is rumored to have used the same ones.


Reviewed 19 Oct 2017

One of the best experiences in a travel rental yet. We we're truly blessed with all that this home offered we would highly recommend.

Response from the owner A fantastic review of Senraku! We have to agree. The location and the neighborhood are excellent and Senraku has all the amenities that one needs when they are away from home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience of your stay at Senraku.

“This one is a winner!”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2017

This property is in a great location. has great facilities and is very clean. Access to the property was easy. Our host Rieko is lovely and very helpful, thoughtful and kind. She went above and beyond… More

Response from the owner Four times to Kyoto and Sernraku was the best accommodation. Thank you for the excellent compliment. We try to help our guest in any way we can. That is what real Kyoto hospitality is. Hope to see you on your fifth visit to Kyoto. Thank you once again for your winning review.

“Great centrally-located rental with caring owner”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2017

This rental house is in a convenient location that is 10 minute walk to Nishiki Market, Ippudo ramen, Daimaru Department Store with huge basement food store and many other restaurants. Rieko is very r… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your review. We are happy that you all enjoyed your stay at Senraku. It is in a very convenient location, especially during Gion Festival. One of three main festivals that take place in Kyoto City annually. Thank you for your caring review.

“An attractive house in excellent condition and a great location”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in Senraku. It is in a quiet and secluded spot within walking distance of central Kyoto. The facilities are of a high standard and in very good condition. The beds, although… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Senraku House. The futon bedding is one of the features that many of our guests comment highly about. They are very comfortable and warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Thank you for letting us know about hot water flow in the bathroom basin. You are the first guests in six years of operation that have mentioned it. The problem has been examined by a plumber. Senraku House was built in the Taisho Era approximately 100 years ago, but we hope to have the issue resolved by January 2017. Thank you again for your review and informing us of the situation.

“Fantastic house for a memorable stay”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2016

Senraku is a great house in a very convenient location for visiting Kyoto. It is also very clean, well furnished and has everything we need for a great vacation. Reiko and Thomas had been very helpf… More

Response from the owner Location is one of the keys to a great guest house like Senraku. We have tried to make Senraku convenient with modern amenities and furnishings. Thank you for your review. We are sure that your review will help others to choice Senraku for their Kyoto stay.

“Kyoto Experience”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2015

From initial contact to arrival communication was exceptional. Given perfect directions in english and japanese so the driver knew exactly where to drop us off. Loved keyless entry so know worries a… More

Response from the owner Thank you for your recommendation. What make a vacation truly memorable are the small things. We try to make the guests vacation in Japan as friendly as possible by having directions both in English and Japanese, and once inside Senraku everything is labelled and the instructions are in English. When the designer was creating Senraku we asked that there be a blend of traditional machiya living along with the modern western comforts that would make it comfortable for extended stays. Again thank you for your recommendation of Senraku.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Thomas (the owner) a message.

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